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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne share insights on the next legislative session and talk about big impacts ahead for counties.
Rep. Jerry Miller (R-Louisville) proposed a new bill that would tax e-cigarettes and products like chewing tobacco and snuff by 27.5% of the wholesale price, which is similar to the tax on traditional cigarettes.
A new proposal to deal with the public pension for health departments and quasi-governmental agencies was unveiled on Monday; however, there is still no date for a special session.
The Kentucky House passes a pension relief bill for county health departments and other quasi-governmental agencies in a 52-46 vote Monday, July 22.
House Majority Leader John "Bam" Carney said legislative leaders have informed members and Gov. Matt Bevin that "July 19 is the most likely date to start the session."
Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers held a joint press conference Friday to announce the completion of the first phase of KentuckyWired, a project to build a network of high-speed fiber optic cable throughout the Commonwealth.
Gov. Bevin's team is confident that enough votes have been rounded up to pass his pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session, a key Bevin aide said Wednesday.
Gov. Matt Bevin will call the Kentucky General Assembly into special session at 8 a.m. Friday to pass a pension proposal. Here’s a look at the special session and the issue lawmakers want to address.